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Regional Headlines for Saturday, June 21, 2014


KC-Area Sees 2nd Tree Trimming Fatality

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — Police in a northeast Kansas community say a tree trimmer has died after falling about 60 feet. The Kansas City Star reports the 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in the city of Gardner. The accident happened just before noon yesterday (FRI). The man's name was withheld while relatives were being notified.  This marks the second tree-trimming fatality of the week in the Kansas City metro area.  On Monday, Carlos Enrique Gomez-Escobar was electrocuted in Parkville, MO, when a piece of metal on his equipment touched a power line while trimming limbs from a large tree.


KC Police Ask for Help in Cemetery Deaths

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas police have identified the bodies of two men found near a local cemetery and are asking for help finding the killer. Police Sergeant Patrick McCallop on Friday said 25-year-old Lydell Irvin Junior and 22-year-old Naythan Walton were killed early Thursday. Their bodies were found by passers-by in a grassy area of Memorial Park Cemetery, about 30 to 40 yards away from the road.


KU to Remove Stadium Track

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has announced plans to remove the track from Memorial Stadium, the first step in what the school hopes to be an eventual renovation. Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1921, is among the oldest college stadiums still in use.

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